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From Jeff Trawick <traw...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Version of autoconf for releases?
Date Tue, 07 Feb 2012 22:00:44 GMT
On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Bojan Smojver <bojan@rexursive.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-02-08 at 08:02 +1100, Bojan Smojver wrote:
>> Libtool is slightly ahead: 2.4 v 2.2.4, but this is not where the
>> warnings are coming from (mostly).
>
> Actually, that is not correct. If I use 2.2.4 instead of built-in 2.4, I
> do get warnings and they do come from the files contributed by this
> version of libtool. Pretty much the same stuff as what Rainer fixed in
> APR - missing AC_LANG_SOURCE.
>
> So, given that vanilla autoconf and the one from F-16 are pretty much
> the same thing and given that libtool 2.2.4 is giving warnings (i.e. is
> obviously more obsolete than 2.4, when used with autoconf 2.68), I think
> I should just roll the 1.4.6 release with the tools I have in F-16. If
> that turns out bogus, I will release again. Version numbers are cheap.
>
> If you disagree with this assessment, let me know.

Using the slightly patched tool(s) from Fedora seems like a pain for
others to reproduce exactly, whereas anyone can install autotools of
arbitrary versions on arbitrary non-Windows machines in just a few
minutes.

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